Korg Wavestation SR

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The Wavestation SR is a repackaged Wavestation designed to provide you with all the Wavestation sounds you could ever ask for in a more compact and less expensive MIDI Module. It is a 1-unit rackmount tone module that has all the raw power and sounds of the famous WavestationEX and A/D synths! The SR maintains the same advanced Vector Synthesis and Wave Sequencing synthesis method from a 4MB ROM card. While managing to increase the MIDI mixing and 16 part MIDI multitimbrality and shrinking the massive synth no sound nor edit parameter was sacrificed! Every parameter can still be tweaked, although much more tedious, however that is the trade-off for a compact, portable and richly multitimbral synthesizer module. Included among its vast array of amazing synthesizer sounds is 1 drum kit with 30 sounds making the SR an ideal centerpiece for any MIDI studio. Wavestations are used by Orbital, The Future Sound of London and Gary Numan.

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19 Visitor comments
July 23, 2014 @ 3:23 pm
I wouldn't want to program this thing from the front panel, but I settled on the Soundtower editor and so far it's working well despite the very mixed reviews it seems to get. Pretty intuitive, and so far the only problem I've had i the well-established patch write bug (i.e. if you use the "write" command in software it doesn't seem to work properly, but you can just hit the "write" button on the front panel so it's not a huge problem. Every other complication I've run in to was easily fixed by making sure the global settings were correct (again, from the front panel).
Captain Wrong
July 7, 2014 @ 4:56 pm
Not getting the love, tried to get into it but our relationship never took off.. As documented elsewhere - It is an absolute pig to edit, probably the worst interface I have ever encountered - horrible little round headed buttons that feel awful under the fingers..and no point in relying on any of the 550 dated, thin sounding presets - most of which - once you remove the excessive reverb sound really sh&t. I can't see how anyone can get excited about this in 2014 unless you are a total masochist. Actually I would like to beat the guy that designed this with a heavy twig.
December 28, 2013 @ 2:33 pm
can't you change the battery while the unit is on? that way you won't lose any patches.
July 13, 2013 @ 9:28 am
I mentioned using the Wavestation SR with the Bitstream 3x earlier and would like to add that having a different controller with the Wavestation has advantages- (complex midi programming) the support from Waveidea is ZERO. Updating to os 1.8 is tricky as there are issues with USB drivers for some users, depending on their set up. (Bitstream has 1300 presets available for synths with 1.8, including wavestation.) I am learning to program the thing one synth at a time ,it has 20 groups for presets and a small editor/librarian. Bitstream is solid metal case and VERY solid knobs/sliders/buttons.
March 4, 2013 @ 1:25 am
If you are looking at buying a wavestation - the Wavestation A/D rack is the one to go for! It's the best of the lot thanks to the input section and the best rack version due to the joystick and nice large screen!

it is also the version that justifies it's self more over software, as it is unique in the wavestation world with those analog inputs that are missing from the software/other versions.

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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 32 voices
  • Oscillators - 1 to 4; 4MB ROM, 3 RAM banks, and 1 card bank; 484 sampled and single cycle waveforms
  • Multitimbral - 16 parts
  • Filter - 1 LowPass filter per voice
  • Effects - 55 digital effects programs (6 simultaneous) with dynamic modulation
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - Patches: 105 user, 280 preset; Performances: 150 user, 400 preset
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1992
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